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3-min. drive from city centre, good rates, limited free breakfast, updated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to shopping and highway access
  • The hotel's rooms were described as updated and clean
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
Cons
  • The hotel's free breakfast was poor and limited according to some reviewers
  • Noise transfer and small rooms were reported by a few guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 6, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from Arnprior's city centre along Highway 2, the Knights Inn Arnprior (formerly the Twin Maples Motel), is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and centrally located hotel with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a table and two chairs and a hair dryer. Smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a free continental breakfast, vending machines, BBQ facilities and free parking. A maximum of two pets under 10 lbs are permitted per room for an additional $10 per pet, per day. 

Arnprior Shopping Centre is roughly a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Nick Smith Centre can be found 2 minutes away by car. The Ottawa River is about a 5-minute drive away and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is a 51-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets under 10 lbs $10/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 30, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and rates.

Numerous guests found the hotel's location to be convenient. They described it as easily accessible and close to the highway, restaurants, shopping, historical sites, a farmers market, a supermarket, Antrim Truck Centre, Calabogie Motorsports Park and Tim Hortons.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many lodgers. They found their rooms to be clean, updated, spacious, and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as helpful, accommodating and friendly. One patron noted, "The owners seemed to live on site and looked after the motel very well. And, they were very nice people".

The hotel's rates were also appreciated by several travellers, who described them as reasonable, affordable and cheap.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the breakfast and rooms

The hotel's free breakfast was a disappointment for some lodgers, who described it as limited, poor and stale. One patron noted, "The included breakfast is limited to coffee, a loaf of bread, a few pieces of fruit and some stale muffins".

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and updated rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported noisy air conditioning and road noise, as well as musty odours, small-sized rooms and no hair conditioner (only shampoo).
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 75 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 22 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 4 Arnprior B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 30, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Twin Maples Motel
175 Daniel Street, Arnprior, ON